Peaceful Log Cabin at Smith Lake's Emerald Valley

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our log cabin sits in Emerald Valley on the shore of one of Alabama's treasures, 21,200 acre Lewis Smith Lake. We are also just minutes away from breathtaking Sipsey Wilderness Area which is in Bankhead National Forest. This area has so much to offer: from exploring exquisite waterfalls, catching an award winning bass, spending the day hiking the trails of Bankhead, to enjoying a relaxing day on the lake.

The house was constructed in 2008 with approximately 1,925 square feet of centrally heated and cooled living area and a 1600 square feet unfinished basement. It features three bedrooms and a loft, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, laundry room and a large living area. All bedrooms are located on the main floor.

Two bedrooms feature king size beds. The other bedroom has a queen bed. The loft area has a full size bed. Master bath features a full bath that includes a shower, as well as a whirlpool tub. The other bathroom has a full combination bathtub/shower and double vanity.

The den/living area features glass windows across the back for a breathtaking view of Smith Lake and a fireplace. There is ample seating as well as a 42' wide screen LCD television.

The fully furnished kitchen has granite counter-tops with butcher block island and stainless steel appliances.

Great place to swim and fish from the boat dock. There is ample boat docking if you decide to bring a boat. A boat launch is available close to the lake house. We also have a pontoon boat for rent if interested.

There are numerous restaurants and grocery stores within a short driving distance.

***No smoking nor pets are allowed inside our home.

Keywords: log cabin, peaceful, secluded, breathtaking lake views, retreat, Bankhead National Forest, Smith Lake


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1925 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Pontoon available for rental...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter & Spring
Jan 3 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Memorial Day
May 27 - May 30, 2016
3 night min stay
May 31 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
4th July
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Jul 5 - Sep 1, 2016
3 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Check in - 4:00 P.M. Check out - 11:00 A.M.

Our home accommodates 8 people. If more than 8 are in your party, an additional fee will be charged.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My name is Denita Lee and my husband's name is Randy. We are both educators. I retired in 2007 after teaching 32 years and Randy has taught for 33 years and he is currently the principal at Addison Elementary School. Randy also is chairman of our deacons at First Baptist Church Addison and I teach 5th & 6th grad Sunday School. We love to travel, but most of all we enjoy spending time with our family & our church family.

Why the Owner Chose Houston:
Randy and I have always enjoyed and lived in this area. In 2008, we built our log home in Emerald Valley Estates, which is on Smith Lake. This is a very peaceful, beautiful area which has much to offer. Our home is about a 10 minute drive to our cabin.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have year-around water with great fishing, boating, and swimming, or you might simply want to relax while enjoying the breath taking view. Our cabin is also located next to beautiful Bankhead National Forest with many fun activities such as canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the many wonders of the forest. Grocery stores and restaurants are within minutes away.

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  • View from kitchen window...wildlife is abundant.

    View from kitchen window...wildlife is abundant.

  • New 2015 Pontoon $275/day or $725/3 days
plus gas - 
$250 refundable deposit

    New 2015 Pontoon $275/day or $725/3 days plus gas - $250 refundable deposit

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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